Tile Partners for Humanity was formed in December, 2002 when Curt Rapp of The Tile Doctor and Gray LaFortune of the Ceramic Tile Institute of America realized that the industry’s excess tile disposed of in landfills could be put to much better use. They worked with Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) to create the partnership which serves to utilize this excess inventory, raise awareness of HFHI within the industry and to solicit donations of materials, labor and other support for HFHI.
TPFH Mission: TPFH enables donations of tile, tile-related materials, and labor to non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity to strengthen communities and improve lives.
In 2002, TPFH made a pledge on behalf of the tile industry to HFHI to donate more than $1,250,000 of tile, tile materials and labor to HFHI from 2003 – 2007, and more than doubled that goal. In 2008 TPFH received donations of over $5.2M in tile, tile materials and labor to HFHI in 2008 – more than the previous five years combined!
TPFH is also proud to partner with other non-profit organizations who would like to use ceramic tile for the projects, bringing the combined total 2008 donations to over $7.5M.
TPFH is supported by the tile industry and accepts donations of tile, installation materials, tile tools, cleaners and sealers, labor and installation training for HFHI projects, and is guided by seven industry organizations whose representatives sit on the TPFH Board of Directors, including the Ceramic Tile Distributors Association, Ceramic Tile Education Foundation, Ceramic Tile Institute of America, National Tile Contractors Association, The Tile Doctor, Tile Council of North America, and Tile Heritage Foundation.
For more information on getting involved, please contact at Lynn.Labuda@tpfh.com or 770-416-0200.
Operation Compassion focuses on three priorities: (1) responding to natural disasters nationally and around the world; (2) providing inspiration, information, training and resources to help mobilize churches, individuals and community groups to provide food and basic necessities to the poor and needy; (3) concentrating on international distribution to widows, single mothers and children.
Mountain Re-Source Center is a division of Faith Mountain Ministries, Inc. Faith Mountain was founded by Herb and Kathy Miller in 1997 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit retreat. For more information on Faith Mountain Retreat you can visit the website www.faithmountain.org
Mountain Re-Source Center is a gathering point for dozens of benevolent organizations that have a common goal of helping people who are experiencing a temporary need in a difficult time.
With a network of thirty organizations with sixty warehouses from coast to coast, MRC is able to accept a few pallets or hundreds of truckloads of donated product. There is always an urgent need for usable product.
MRC has trucks available in most metropolitan areas for pick up and delivery on very short notice or you can deduct your freight cost if you choose to deliver.
So how does it all work? You have extra product in inventory that you can’t use (e.g. overproduction, discontinued items, production mistakes, returns, minor damage, etc.). You deliver product or we pick it up for delivery to our closest qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit partner organization
We do the paperwork to facilitate the transfer, and for use by your finance department. We receive the product and distribute it to a qualified 501(c)(3) who in turn distributes the product to the ill, the needy or children.
Donors can rest assured that Mountain Re-Source Center will not distribute their donated product in an area that will compete with their normal sales and marketing efforts. Some donors request their products be sent overseas.